Scripture Verse

Go away for now! When I have time, I’ll send for you. Acts 24:25


Words: An­na B. Rus­sell, in Al­ex­an­der’s Gos­pel Songs and So­los, ed­it­ed by Charles M. Al­ex­an­der (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Ster­ling Mu­sic, 1917).

Music: George C. Steb­bins (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Rus­sell (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

George C. Stebbins (1846–1945)


Some other day, some other time,
I’ll give to God my heart.
Words such as these are oft­en heard,
They soothe the con­science truth has stirred;
Another chance of life de­ferred,
They bid the Lord de­part.


Today thy God is call­ing thee,
My son, give Me thine heart.
His grace alone can sa­tis­fy:
Choose now the bet­ter part.

Some oth­er day, some oth­er time,
I will a Chris­tian be;
O yes, I know I should, but still
Just now I want my own sweet will,
Of world­ly plea­sures want my fill,
Not now to bend the knee.


Some oth­er day, some oth­er time,
For Heav’n I will pre­pare;
Aye, there, I sure­ly mean to go,
I’ll not be lost, the way I know,
There’s al­ways time while here below,
I’ll Hea­ven’s glo­ries share.


Some oth­er day, some oth­er time?
Take warn­ing from God’s Word.
There’s al­ways dan­ger in de­lay,
You’ve on­ly pro­mise of to­day,
Accept the Sav­ior while you may,
And know your pray­er is heard.